BANGKOK (REUTERS) - The heads of Thailand's powerful military agreed on Thursday to a weekend meeting with the leader of the movement seeking to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, deepening uncertainty about the country's immediate political future.
JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Indonesia's president has ordered police to step up security around churches over the Christmas holidays following reports of possible attacks.
MALAYSIA'S Home Ministry on Thursday detailed its allegations that a senior leader of the opposition party, Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS), is a secret follower of the Shi'ite school of Islam, a controversial accusation in a staunchly Sunni country that bans the preaching of Shi-ism.
BANGKOK (AFP) - A Thai man was jailed on Thursday for six years and eight months for crimes including attempting to defame the monarchy - an apparently unprecedented charge that deepened concerns about freedom of expression.
BANGKOK (AP) - Anti-government protesters cut off electricity to the prime minister's office compound on Thursday and demanded that police abandon the premises, piling pressure on the government amid a political crisis that has dragged on for weeks.